Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Teens Texting Before Bed May Be Health Hazardous
Texting in bed... Every teen does it, but it turns out that this simple activity could be harmful to a young person's health and mind. Studies show that teens who spend time before falling asleep engaged in texting or social media are more drowsy during the day and show weaker school performance. This activity leads to stimulation in the mind throughout the night and the light on the device suppresses the secretion of melatonin, which helps you fall asleep. Researchers also say this could eventually be linked to anxiety and depression. I know that when I have my phone right beside me while I am trying to sleep I am extremely tempted to spend time on it, instead of resting my mind and falling asleep, causing me to feel sleepy the next day.
Do you spend most nights, before sleeping, on your cell phone? Does this affect you the next morning?
Do you ever notice that your brain seems more active or distracted from sleeping after you have spent time texting in bed?
Do you sleep with the phone under your pillow or right next to your bed?